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BCUOMA grant brings three new used oil recycling facilities to B.C. communities

Sea-container based recycling program now online in Trail, Port Alberni and Gibsons

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BC Used Oil Management Association ("BCUOMA"), a not-for-profit group dedicated to the collection and recycling of lubricating oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and antifreeze containers in British Columbia, recently announced three new upgraded facilities in B.C., at OK Tires, Trail, at Kenmac Auto Parts in Gibsons, B.C., near Vancouver on the B.C.'s south coast, and at the district Co-Op in Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island.

The Return Collection Facility (RCF) infrastructure grant received in all three cases from BCUOMA will provide each location with a modified sea container to facilitate the responsible collection and management of used oil, antifreeze, filters and containers. All three new facilities will provide area and surrounding area residents with an easy, free and eco-friendly way to dispose of their used oil and antifreeze materials.

Trail, B.C.
OK Tires in Trail is located at 8147 Old Waneta Road. 

"It is great to see Darrell and Rocky Dickson, Owners of OK Tire in Trail, being proactive in upgrading their used oil recycling infrastructure to ensure that their customers have an easy and convenient facility to dispose of their used oil and antifreeze materials," said David Lawes, Executive Director, BC Used Oil Management Association. "The infrastructure has signage explaining the simple steps to recycling used oil and antifreeze materials, and there isn't any cost to customers to recycle these items." For more information on OK Tire in Trial visit https://www.oktire.com/stores/....

Port Alberni, B.C.
The upgraded used oil recycling facility in Port Alberni is located at the District Co-op, located at 4885 Beaver Creek Rd. 

"Alberni District Co-op has been operating in the Alberni Valley since 1928, and they have continually revamped their facility to ensure that their customers are provided with the best service," said Lawes. "The upgraded used oil recycling infrastructure that Alberni District Co-op installed is a great example of the first-class co-op that it is, and we are happy to know that customers now have a free, convenient and easy way to recycle their used oil and antifreeze materials."

Gibsons B.C.
Kenmac Auto Parts is located at 1046 Gibsons Way, Gibsons. 

"Kenmac Auto Parts has done a great job in upgrading their used oil recycling infrastructure to ensure that their customers have a free, easy and convenient facility to dispose of their used oil and antifreeze materials," said Lawes. "They are a forward thinking organization, and they understand the importance of properly disposing of these materials."

The B.C. used oil recycling program
 BCUOMA's RCF infrastructure grant program's purpose is to ensure that there are sufficient RCFs across British Columbia for DIY consumers to take back their used oil and antifreeze materials for processing at no charge to consumers. The program also requires the responsible environmental handling, collection, transportation, storage, processing and disposal of used oil and antifreeze material using economic, efficient and environmentally acceptable options. 

BCUOMA continues to look for opportunities to upgrade and improve recycling facility locations across the province in order to provide British Columbians with greater accessibility to convenient and free used oil recycling centres. BCUOMA has also created more signage at BC used oil recycling centres that explains how easy it is to recycle materials properly. Municipalities, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other sectors interested in BCUOMA's RCF new infrastructure grants can find out more information at http://bcusedoil.com/recycling....

 Used oil is a valuable resource and there is a market for used oil. If it is disposed of at a BC used oil recycling centre, it can be recovered and re-used. Used oil can be re-refined into new lubricating oil and used as a fuel in pulp mills, cement plants and asphalt plants. Any vehicle maintenance facilities, automobile owners, and other machinery maintenance operations that use oil also can use re-refined oil. Additionally, used oil filters contain reusable scrap metal, which steel producers can reuse for metal products like rebar, nails and wire. Used antifreeze can be reprocessed to produce new automotive antifreeze. Plastic oil and antifreeze containers can be recycled into new oil containers, flowerpots, pipe, guardrails, and patio furniture.

 Each year, approximately 50 million litres of oil, and 3 million litres of antifreeze are collected and responsibly managed through the approximately 300 public collection facilities and over 4,000 generators across the province, which are managed by the BCUOMA program.  

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